Judge gunned down in Pakistan

Judge gunned down in Pakistan
# 06 August 2015 04:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Gunmen killed a Pakistani judge near the capital Islamabad on Wednesday, police said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Judge Tahir Niazi, a district judge for Islamabad’s adjoining city Rawalpindi, was targeted by gunmen on a motorbike near his home and died from his wounds at hospital, Israr Ahmed Abbasi, a city police chief told reporters.

Police said they were looking into possible motives but the attackers escaped. A court official told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity that Niazi was hearing a murder case involving members of a local gang.

Pakistan has had a history of attacks on judges and lawyers; in 2014, 11 people including a judge and six lawyers were killed in a suicide attack in an Islamabad court. Another suicide attack at a Peshawar court in 2013 killed four people.

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